Fulton County commissioners failed to pass a measure to replace over 1,300 faulty locks on cell doors at a county jail. The locks in the jail are one issue officials must address to resolve a federal lawsuit, which forced Fulton County to operate the jail under federal supervision.
Georgia elections officials have scolded the state's most populous county for issues during the 2010 gubernatorial election. The State Election Board Tuesday sanctioned Fulton County for twice mailing 226 people incorrect absentee ballots, and for hand-delivering an absentee ballot to a man who complained he didn't get one.
Fulton County is the only county in Georgia that doesn’t have all its precincts completely reported from election night. Secretary of State Brian Kemp says his office has begun several investigations into what happened.
One of Georgia’s largest counties had problems on Tuesday's. Secretary of State Brian Kemp says there have been dozens of complaints regarding Fulton County. Kemp says there were reports of technology problems and poll workers giving voters incorrect information. He says the biggest problems appear to be with people who thought they were registered to vote.aints regarding Fulton County.
Fulton County has hired a consultant to help oversee next month's election after its old voting chief resigned. State voting officials and local candidates had criticized Fulton County for its handling of this year's primary election.
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Monday that it will accept applications for loan assistance for Georgia enterprises in 12 counties affected by the drought. The aid program targets farm-related and other entities not covered by aid from the Department of Agriculture.
Fulton County election officials are planning to meet amid criticism of their handling of the vote count from last Tuesday's election. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp said he was concerned about what he called "numerous and substantial issues" surrounding the administration of the election in the metro Atlanta county.